At the time of filing WS by respondent -
1) Is the respondent asked any questions by the judge or he is just expected to file his WS ?
2) Is the petitioner allowed to be present in the court at that time ?
Adv.R.P.Chugh (Advocate/Legal Consultant (email@example.com)) 21 February 2012
No dialogue after filing of WS - normally after such filing petitioner seeks leave to file replication. On the next date - court records admissions and denials and examines party for the purpose of elucidating matters in controversy - which helps it in framing of issues.
rajiv_lodha (zz) 21 February 2012
k.chandrasekharan (advocate) 22 February 2012
It is assumed that vthe query relates to a civil suit. Answers:
2. In open court, anybody can be present, unless the access is restricted by order of the court, (which is extremely rare )
V R SHROFF (Sr. ADVOCATE Bombay High Court Mob: 9892432152) 23 February 2012
only files ws [no question by oneone.